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Spotlight On Business: Main Street Bistro

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By Sabrina Bedford

You might not know the name right away, but you may recognize the logo and you’ve definitely eaten here before.

Whether it was at Bakery Café, Courtyard Café, or most recently the Good Life Bistro, chances are at one point or another you’ve tried this awesome little café’s food. Its new name? Main Street Bistro.

The café and bakery changed both its name and location in February, relocating to its new home at 5 Main St. W., formerly the Sweetbriar/Pie Bird Bakery.

Owner Wendy Andison said while the name is different, you can still expect the same menu.

“It’s still the same great food we’ve offered since we started in 2006,” she said.

No matter the moniker – Andison said wanted to freshen things up with a new name –  this restaurant has really great food.  A few menu favourites of mine that I’ve become obsessed with are: the falafel wrap, the loose leaf tea, the sweet potato fries, coffee, and the California salad with chicken and feta – just to name a few.

The menu offers healthy food options that simply taste great and fill you up. In a world where most of the “fast” food available is pre-packaged and frozen, it’s always appreciated when a restaurant offers real food with actual nutritional content.

With a focus on breakfast and lunch foods, they’re also known for their hearty oatmeal, in addition to their many daily soups, sandwiches, desserts and specials.

When asked why she’d give up the larger dining space only to move to a different store on the same street, Andison explained the kitchen at the new spot was too good to pass up. On top of their in-house service, they are also in the business of catering. This aspect of their business has grown more recently, and the layout of the kitchen at the old location was no longer working.

“The kitchen gave us an opportunity for all of us to be together, now everybody can be in one big area,” she said. “At the other spot we were all over the place. Here we have much better equipment.”

They cater lunch to conference meetings for the school board and O.P.P., in addition to more formal dining events such as weddings and dinner parties. She also said that while they may have lost space in the dining room, the new location has potential for an outdoor patio at the back of the restaurant – a project they hope to have ready for the summer.

You can check out the cafe in person at 5 Main St. W. in Smiths Falls, or by going online to www.facebook.com/TheGoodLifeBistro.

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Spotlight On Business: Main Street Bistro

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By Sabrina Bedford

You might not know the name right away, but you may recognize the logo and you’ve definitely eaten here before.

Whether it was at Bakery Café, Courtyard Café, or most recently the Good Life Bistro, chances are at one point or another you’ve tried this awesome little café’s food. Its new name? Main Street Bistro.

The café and bakery changed both its name and location in February, relocating to its new home at 5 Main St. W., formerly the Sweetbriar/Pie Bird Bakery.

Owner Wendy Andison said while the name is different, you can still expect the same menu.

“It’s still the same great food we’ve offered since we started in 2006,” she said.

No matter the moniker – Andison said wanted to freshen things up with a new name –  this restaurant has really great food.  A few menu favourites of mine that I’ve become obsessed with are: the falafel wrap, the loose leaf tea, the sweet potato fries, coffee, and the California salad with chicken and feta – just to name a few.

The menu offers healthy food options that simply taste great and fill you up. In a world where most of the “fast” food available is pre-packaged and frozen, it’s always appreciated when a restaurant offers real food with actual nutritional content.

With a focus on breakfast and lunch foods, they’re also known for their hearty oatmeal, in addition to their many daily soups, sandwiches, desserts and specials.

When asked why she’d give up the larger dining space only to move to a different store on the same street, Andison explained the kitchen at the new spot was too good to pass up. On top of their in-house service, they are also in the business of catering. This aspect of their business has grown more recently, and the layout of the kitchen at the old location was no longer working.

“The kitchen gave us an opportunity for all of us to be together, now everybody can be in one big area,” she said. “At the other spot we were all over the place. Here we have much better equipment.”

They cater lunch to conference meetings for the school board and O.P.P., in addition to more formal dining events such as weddings and dinner parties. She also said that while they may have lost space in the dining room, the new location has potential for an outdoor patio at the back of the restaurant – a project they hope to have ready for the summer.

You can check out the cafe in person at 5 Main St. W. in Smiths Falls, or by going online to www.facebook.com/TheGoodLifeBistro.

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